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Police shut down town centre road as two men arrested and home searched

PUBLISHED: 16:55 12 October 2018 | UPDATED: 23:02 12 October 2018

Five police vehicles and a fire crew attended the scene, with police dogs being brought out to examine the incident. Picture: JAKE FOXFORD

Five police vehicles and a fire crew attended the scene, with police dogs being brought out to examine the incident. Picture: JAKE FOXFORD

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Suffolk police swooped on an address in Ipswich, shutting an entire road in the town centre and arresting two men.

Five police vehicles and a fire crew attended the scene, with police dogs being brought out to examine the incident. Picture: JAKE FOXFORDFive police vehicles and a fire crew attended the scene, with police dogs being brought out to examine the incident. Picture: JAKE FOXFORD

Officers in Ipswich proactively signalled a car to pull over close to the Ipswich Novotel hotel around 2.45pm on Ocotber 12.

As a consequence of the stop, five police vehicles and a fire crew were deployed to the a house in Benezet Street, with police sniffer dogs also in attendance.

The road was cordoned off by police, two men were arrested and officers conducted a search of a property on the road.

The road was opened and cleared around 4pm.

Five police vehicles and a fire crew attended the scene, with police dogs being brought out to examine the incident. Picture: JAKE FOXFORDFive police vehicles and a fire crew attended the scene, with police dogs being brought out to examine the incident. Picture: JAKE FOXFORD

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